Free 4 Channel VMS Software Released (DS4U)By: John Honovich, Published on Jan 20, 2010
Pelco has released a free 4 channel VMS software application (the DS4U) that supports Pelco's own cameras.
This is interesting from a Pelco perspective because they, like most analog incumbents, primarily sell DVR/NVR 'boxes'. This, along with running their Digital Sentry software on Intransa, are both signs of Pelco promoting more software only solutions.
While 4 free channels are more than some VMS providers (Milestone, Axis Camera Station only offer 1 channel), it is far less than the 16 common with most Taiwan manufacturers as well as Mobotix whose VMS software is entirely free.
We think this is an interesting sign for Pelco's IP transition, however, it's unlikely to have a major practical impact simply because 4 camera support is not sufficient for hardly any application (outside of bench testing, etc.)
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